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Sharks etc.

Post by cottmiler on Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:10 pm

Here is Michael Phelps having a go at outrunning a Great White:

http://www.msn.com/en-gb/sport/news/michael-phelps-loses-race-to-great-white-shark/ar-AAoISHD?li=AAnZ9Ug

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A 2 m blue shark caused havoc on a Majorca beach recently.


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Post by cottmiler Yesterday at 8:07 am

Oddly enough there was a very interesting one hour long TV program on Discovery Channel that showed how Phelps investigated the shark speed in the warm 30 C water in the Bahamas and then South Africa in colder 13 C water.  (Phelps hated the cold water).

Reef sharks, hammerhead and Great white were measured for speed but none of them swim in a straight line for more than about 10 m so a pedalo trailing some bait was finally used to get the GW to follow straight.

Phelps trained using various monofins which got him up to about 9-10 kph swimming on his side with the fin vertical, all under water except for the occasional breath.  The sharks cruise at lower speed than Phelps but can do a burst of speed 30-42 kph.   Phelps also wore a 1 mm special wetsuit.

Eventually, "races" over 50 m and 100 m were conducted although "no sharks were hurt during the making of this film" (British saying) and Phelps could just beat a hammerhead and reef shark but lost to a GW over 10 m.

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Post by nightcrawler Yesterday at 2:41 pm

what a stupid film Very Happy

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